Fox News Campaign Contributions From Hosts, Contributors, and Execs
The battle lines have been drawn.
MSNBC Host Keith Olbermann was suspended indefinitely without pay Friday when word broke that he had made political campaign contributions to three Democratic candidates. NBC requires prior approval from network executives before an employee, in this case Olbermann, can financially contribute to a political campaign. The President of MSNBC, Phil Griffin, was not made aware of these donations and thus suspended Keith Olbermann.
Thats MSNBC’s policy: An employee can make a political campaign contribution if they obtain permission from an NBC News Executive beforehand. That is the rule for the network.
Fox News. Good ol’ Fair and Balanced Fox News. They would never show such bias as to contribute to a political campaign would they? That would be the most naive statement of the century.
Olbermann’s colleague at MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, took it upon herself to point out the vast differences between MSNBC and Fox. Mainly, then encompassed having a beautifully flowing list of Fox News Hosts and their contributions to different political campaigns. I think I speak for most people who haven’t been brainwashed by Fox when I say, I was not very surprised. . . .
Here’s a list of the ones Maddow mentioned, as well as some other ones found. Those listed with dollar amounts are actual monetary contributions by the hosts/contributors in bold, those with dates listed are events the host/contributor attended and endorsed.
(Others not mentioned on Maddow’s show compiled with aid from a MediaMatters investigation, as well as assorted FEC filings)
$5,000 – Michele Bachmann PAC (MichelePAC)
$2,400 – John Gomez (R-NY) Primary
$2,400 – John Gomez (R-NY) General
$4,200 – Jeanine Pirro (R-NY)
Oct. 9 – Cleveland, OH (John Kasich)
Mar. 23 – Washington, D.C. (NRCC)
Sarah Palin (others not mentioned by Maddow from this FEC disclosure)
$10,000 – Joe Miller (R-AK) via SarahPAC
$10,000 – Christine O’Donnell (R-DE) via SarahPAC
$7,500 – Chuck Grassley (R-IA) via SarahPAC
$5,000 – Sharron Angle (R-NV) via SarahPAC
$5,000 – Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) via SarahPAC
$5,000 – Rand Paul (R-KY) via SarahPAC
$5,000 – John McCain (R-AZ) via SarahPAC
$5,000 – Republican Party of Iowa
$3,500 – Tim Griffin (R-AK) via SarahPAC
$3,500 – David McKinley (R-WV) via SarahPAC
$3,500 – Spike Maynard (R-WV) via SarahPAC
$2,500 – Carly Fiorina (R-CA) via SarahPAC
$2,500 – Jim DeMint (R-SC) via SarahPAC
$1,000 – Tom Rooney (R-FL) via SarahPAC
Sept. 16 – Louisville, KY (Rand Paul)
Oct. 16 – Orange County, CA (RNC Rally)
Oct. 23 – Orlando, FL (RNC Rally)
Apr. 7 – Minneapolis, MN (Michele Bachmann)
$2,400 – Doug Matayo (R-AR)
$2,400 – Beth Ann Rankin (R-AR)
$2,400 – Daniel Webster (R-FL)
$2,300 – Curtis Coleman (R-AR)
$1,000 – Tim Hutchinson (R-AR)
$1,000 – George W. Bush (R-TX)
$500 – Joe Wilson (R-SC)
$10,000 – John Kasich (R-OH)
$1,000 – Meg Whitman (R-CA)
(Sarah Palin is worth mentioning because of her contract with Fox News as a regular contributor, as well as hosting Real American Stories)